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CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. [applause] i think of all the couples across america who have decided not to exchange gift this is year so their kids can have more christmas. i think of all the dads and moms working two jobs so they can buy the clothes for their kids the other kids are wearing at school so they won't stand out. we're a nation of big hearts who care about things bigger than ourselves, our families, our parents, our community, our schools, our churches, our state, our nation. it's who we are as a people. and this is a critical time for us. i know the people of virginia have very clear eyes. you can see the consequence of this election. i know as americans you have full hearts. there was a tv show sometime ago about a fictional football team that on the way out to the gridiron they would touch assign as they walked out the door it said clear eyes, full hearts can't lose. and i'm convinced that we're going to come together on november 6 with your clear eyes and full hearts, we cannot lose, we've got to bring back america and keep this nation strong and build an economy that puts our people to work th
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 9:30pm EST
of america. [applause] you know, as heartbroken as we have been by some of the images of families whose lives have been upended, we have been inspired. seeing the police officers and firefighters and ems folks rushing into burning buildings and water to save lives. neighbors helping save -- neighbors cope with tragedy. leaders of different political parties working together to fix what is broken. we see as a spirit that says, no matter how bad a storm is, we always bounce back. no matter how tough times are, we are in this together. we rise or fall as one nation and as one people. that spirit has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries and has carried us through trials and tribulations of the last four years. in 2008, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. we were in the middle of two wars. today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs. the auto industry is back on top. home values are beginning to rise again. we are less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. becaus
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
as governor of the state of florida. [applause] and he continues to be a great leader for america. ladies and gentlemen, jeb bush [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you so much. connie mack is going to be a great united states senator just like his dad was. work hard for him the next six days. i know in jacksonville you have the curvature effect which means hurricanes never come here. but you love this state and you're from florida and you recall how we suffered through eight hurricanes and four tropical storms. and we came together and depended on the american red cross and churches all around the country and world, people came to florida in our time of 23450ed. we had over a million homes that were completely destroyed. we had people that were one paycheck away from having a problem before the storms and then got into serious problems. and guess what? the american spirit was alive and well. people helped take care of their families and friends and came from all over and provided support. now it's our turn to show the generosity of the american spirit. it's time
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
last resort and not a first resort. and we know we're stronger when we run america from the bottom up. when people have more money in their pocket. when families have more wealth and people get jobs. and the greatest issue in america today is jobs. and the reason is mom and dad are working, the family is stronger t children are stronger. it all works for a stronger america and stronger communities. that is what mitt romney and paul ryan will give us, stronger families and stronger communities. and it's not theory. i have to tell you ladies and gentlemen if there's anything we need no government today it's people who know how to create jobs. we need that and mitt romney has been a successful job creator and when they attack him those are people that don't understand how to rise america. he's a proven job creator and then he went into government. and he took the state of massachusetts from deficits to surplus, from job losses to job gains. and let's think about his pure leadership capability in those olympics. he didn't lead with a title and he didn't lead with anything other than th
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
of america. [applause] i am proud to have dick cheney by my side and america will be proud to have him as our next as president -- vice president. [applause] tonight, i chose to speak from the chamber of the texas house of representatives because it has been home to bipartisan cooperation. here where democrats have the majority, republicans and democrats have worked together to -- we have had spirited disagreements and in the end we found constructive consensus. it is an experience i will always carry with me and an example will follow. i want to thank my friend, pete laney, and thank the lettis leaders from both political parties with whom of worked. across the hall in our tax is the senate and i cannot tell but bigelow ritual front, the former governor. his love for taxes if -- texas and ability to work in a bipartisan way is a model for all bus. -- all of us. [applause] the spirit of cooperation i have seen is what is needed in washington, d.c.. it is the challenge for the moment. after a difficult election we must put politics behind us and work together to make the promise of
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
you ask me, america can expect great things from this man in the years to come. ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm iowa welcome to senator marco rubio. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. so this thing beeps like that, i don't know what that means. cut it off, right? i'm really honored to be here. thanks for having me and governor for inviting me. i'm still new enough to be amazed that people so far from florida even care what i have to say. i'm glad to be back in this part of the country. you may not know this but i was here in this part of the country earlier in my life in 1989 and 90 i came to a small school. they're not around. it's not my fault but they're not. okay. maybe someone is not happy that college is not around but people ask me why did you go there? what brought you to northwest missouri. it was the only school in america that would allow me to play football. don't laugh, you may not know this but i would have been in the national football league if it had not been for the lack of my size, speed and talent. i'm glad to be
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
join us in the pledge. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker: without objection. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, last wednesday's newspaper, a retired foreign service officer wrote a letter with questions regarding the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. retired foreign service officer, william boudreau, worked in the state department operations center, which serves as a direct line of communications to all american missions. based on his service, boudreau is confident that alerts from benghazi were delivered to the white house during the attack. boudreau believes the following questions must be explained -- why the delay in labeling the attack as terror
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
knows he is building america. he need a champion. that teacher who is in an overcrowded classroom, digging into our own pocket for school supplies -- her own pocket for school supplies, not getting the support she needs, but knowing every day she is a touching that one child. she needs a champion. all those kids in inner-city and small farm towns, the valleys of ohio, and these rolling virginia hills, kids dreaming of becoming scientists or doctors or diplomats or businessmen or even of president, they need a champion in washington because they do not have lobbyists. the future never has lobbyists. but it is the dreams of those children that will be are saving grace. that's why i need you, virginia. to make sure their voices are heard. to make sure your voices are heard. we have come too far to turn back now. ur've come too far to let o hearts grow fainter. now is the time to keep pushing forward. educate all our kids, train our workers, create new jobs, rebuild the infrastructure, discover new sources of energy, grow our middle class, restore our democracy and make sure that no m
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
government that it will pay for, regardless of the impact on jobs or the economy or america's standing in the world. these are the ones who have recklessly ignored the fact we cannot keep running trillion dollar deficits every year. somebody suggests that maybe the taxpayers should not keep subsidizing every last program. their reckless and idiotic approach threatens our very future. anyone who is serious about solving the problems we face should ignore all of that, starting with the president. the election is over, but the economy and fiscal problems of the past several years have only gotten worse. it is time for the president to present a plan that rises above these reckless and radical voices on the hard left, that goes beyond the talking points of the campaign trail, and that has a realistic chance of passing the congress. the time for campaigning is over. it is time for the president to lead. a little over a week ago, i attended a meeting with the president at the white house that was positive and productive. afterwards, i was confident that all sides were eager to figure out a solu
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
than cocaine or hoirn. >> no i haven't been but i did live for a while in central america and i had some friends who worked for drug interdiction for the united states government. i asked them sit true that about 2.7 sents out of ever dollar on drug interdiction does the job. they said yes that's right. if you're in the drug biz or thinking about going into the drug business, think about this for a minute. >> well if i go into the drug business, i have a 97% chance of success. if you compare that to the chance of failure if you do a legitimate start up anywhere in the world. what you have to asay to yourself is if you have a 97% chance of going into the drug business then why not, let's go do it. 97% of all the money we spend on drug interdiction is going down the rat hole. if we made it legal, we would as you pointed out the drug cartels we would put a serious dent in them and they might i go away. we would be able to tax it. if you look at the states that have medical marijuana in this country it is now understood that the marijuana legalization is helping lift those committees ou
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
to go across this nation and to meet people like you that are here standing up today for america. [applause] >> three more days! three more days! >> you got her. you got her. >> we have such -- had a such a thrill to go across this country but that journey is coming to a close and a new journey is about to begin. and what a thrill it is going to be because i know something about mitt. he does not fail. in our marriage, he has stood by me in my darkest hour. as you know, i have had some difficulties. and where has mitt been? standing by my side. as a father, i have seen him show exemplary courage and devotion to his family and to this sons. he has raised the most extraordinary sons. i have seen him in business be everything, the most exceptional business leader and turn things around, and now what i am excited about is the next turn around in his chapter of his career. and it is going to start next tuesday with your help. thank you very much. >> tonight, we are entering the final weekend of the campaign and you are right -- at the obama rally, they are shouting four more years and
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 10:00am EST
mechanism to facilitate the illegal flow of the foreign workers that america -- facilitate the legal flow of the ford workers that america needs. in the end, it is an issue of big government, government saying that we will have these guest worker programs that are highly regulated, and in some areas, some types of jobs, we will cap with ridiculous quotas that don't meet the needs of the market. what we need is a demand-based desk worker program that allows companies who cannot find american workers to bring before workers that they need, as many as they need. we should not be consent in a sluggish economy like we have right now, because if you have an economy that is not growing, you will not bring as many workers. if you have a booming economy, you will bring more workers. let the market work. in the end, that is the only way we can fix this problem. in terms of legalization, i don't know exactly how what i'm seeing from my meetings in congress, this will be done in a piecemeal basis rather than a comprehensive basis. i don't know if we will get for those who have been here for many year
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
the privilege to work with chairman hall for nearly four years to ensure america obtained human space flight. the budget of 2010 threatened to stop that, he used all his tools of public service to help him win the battle. here are a couple of those tools he had, neil armstrong, tom stafford, part of a bipartisan coalition to put the united states on a path to go into orbit. as a boy who grew up within a mile and a half of the johnson space center, i saw ralph hall make history, that my kids, your kids, can see americans go into space. one more slide. we've all talked about the children earlier this year, because you did that, my kid said, dad, let's jump out of a plane when i turn 18. thank you, mr. chairman, you made a difference in my life and a difference to so many people. mr. smith: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from florida, bill posey. mr. posey: thank you, mr. chairman. i appreciate the opportunity to join with me colleagues in recognizing chairman ralph hall for his tenure as chairman of the house science committee. during his service, he reached acrong the -- across t
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 9:30pm EST
kids on the block. 99% of new jobs in america come from companies that are less than five years old. u.k. research shows 6% of companies with the fastest growth rate generate over half of the new jobs. yet government policy here has often been stacked against these start-ups. when i became prime minister, these companies were not even allowed to bid on central government contracts. 70% of government i.t. spending just went to government multinationals. we are changing that, tearing up the rules, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to stimulate investment, getting behind technology wherever it starts to emerge. we're working with the london stock exchange to make it easier for companies across europe to float here in london, because that is a vital part of how we track the entrepreneurial businesses and investors to generate the jobs and growth we need. there are those who think that a modern industrial strategy is just about acquiring the regions. yes, our country has become far too centralized. but we are changing that. we need bold, national decisions as well. cross rail, nuc
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 10:00am EST
allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. pursuant to section 3-b of house resolution 788, the house will stand adjourned until 1:00 p.m. on friday, november 9, >> house will come back for one more session friday and then the 112th congress returned a week from today for a lame duck session, the final session. live coverage of course here on c-span when they returned. well, it is tuesday, november 6, election day and c-span cameras today are covering some of the voting going on in northern virginia. this is a polling place in fairfax, virginia. >> langley high school in northern virginia, fairfax county, virginia. every house member up for reelection, one-third of the senate and of course the presidential race. the presidential candidates and vice president of candidates have all voted, pennsylvania ryan voting in wisconsin a short while ago. and joe biden, too. the president in chicago today, he boasted 12 days ago, becoming the first president t
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
father made his journey in america. he came with many obstacles. no friends or family members to make his life here easier in america. but there is one thing that he had and that was belize. a belief that here it into this nation, if you work hard and are patient and take responsibility for your actions, you can build for success. and believe that in america, you can ensure that your children will have a life you never had. regardless of who you are, where you come from, who you love, what you worship or what political belief you hold to, that you have a right to freedom with the restraints are boundaries. this is what my father believed to be the american dream. this is still the american dream. we go to our ancestors, parents, children and ourselves. to make sure we make this american dream and american reality. today we live in a time of restricted freedom. for the wireless tapping conducted in the paycheck act -- in the patriot act. and the timing and strikes are a common occurrence -- and a time when gun checks are a common occurrence. we live in a time where american citizens ca
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
would be running . at it.ook [videotape] >> i am mitt romney. i believe in america, and i am running for president. >> corporations are people, my friends. >> our next president will face extraordinary challenges that will alter the destiny of america and the freedom of the world. >> instead he went on his own agenda. he should not be on the vineyard playing golf. >> i am proud and excited to endorse him. >> mitt romney is the man we need to lead america and we need him now. >> 10,000 bucks? a $10,000 bet? >> by the end of my first term we will have on employment at 6%. >> i changed my mind. >> wait until the obama health kitchen turns up the heat. >> kid rock. >> a great victory in arizona. >> we want to thank the people of illinois for their vote and for this extraordinary victory. >> in my opinion mitt romney is clearly that person. >> mitt romney is going to be our nominee. >> i support governor romney for president of the united states. >> marriage between people of the same gender. >> go ahead. >> the windows do not open. >> there are few things that were disconcerting. >> the
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 10:00am EST
, where is america's outrage? where is america's concern that we're still at war? and mr. speaker, i made reference to this yesterday. the october 14 "new york times" editorial, and the title, "time to pack up," the subtitle, "it should not take two more years for the united states to leave afghanistan." it should not take two more years for the united states to leave afghanistan. since i strongly agree with that statement, i have started an online petition to start bringing our troops home in the summer or fall of 2013. the petition can be signed. it's jones.house.gov. and mr. speaker, i'm pleased to tell you in just three weeks, we have over 2,000 americans have signed this petition. our goal is to reach as many people as possible to put the pressure on our leadership to stop the loss of life and tragedy in afghanistan. congress, let's get together and work on legislation to bring our troops home before the current timeline of december of 2014. mr. speaker, before i close, this is one of the many posters that i have that i bring to the floor. it's a flag-draped coffin. there's a gr
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
of our abilities to inject new skills into the economy to build jobs that need to be built in america to sustain our growth. it is critical step that we can take now. we have got to realign the corporate tax code. everyone agrees. we just did a survey that includes members of the general public. 70% of the general public believes we need to simplify. we cannot have the tax code that has higher rates and more complexity than anywhere else in the world. we have got to address the system that really hurts- innovation and high technology economy. we did not worry about those when we were doing well, but they are getting in the way of progress we have got to go through the process in a simpler and more logical and efficient way. this is the number one thing thousands of business people said was the biggest barrier to investing in the u.s. we have got to upgrade our infrastructure, but we have got to focus on those that are economically important. we have got to understand the things that are driving up the cost of doing business. we know what those are, but we need a plan for going forward
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 1:10am EST
class and what made them part of the last great senate? guest: i said in the book that america had a great senate from the early 1960's through 1980, a group of people who were focused on the national interests and were in the forefront of every issue facing the country. it is the senate of hubert humphrey, howard baker, robert and ted kennedy, robert dole and many others. they were an unusual group and they were triggered, in my estimation, by their war experience, the need for dealing with the cold war, and a progressive impulse that focused on some moral imperatives starting with civil rights. what you see is that senate was at the forefront of everything and accomplish an enormous amount over that period of time. host: what is it about the times we live in now makes the operation of the senate different from the way the senate operates during the time you were writing about between 1962 and 1980? guest: i always say it is harder to be a search senator today with the demands of campaign fund-raising -- to be a senator today with the demands of campaign fund-raising and the type of
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 5:05pm EST
. on tuesday, america went to the polls. you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. that is why i have invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can build consensus around challenges which can only solve together. i intend to bring in business, labor, and civic leaders from around the country to get their ideas and input. one of economy is still recovering from the great recession, our republic -- our priority has to be jobs and growth. it is a plan to reward businesses who create jobs in america and give people access to education and training those businesses are looking for. it is a plan to keep us on the cutting edge of innovation and clean energy and to reduce our deficits and balance it in a responsible way. this is important because at the end of this year we face a deadline that requires us to make decisions about how to pay down our deficit, decisions that will impact the economy and the middle-class now and in the future. last year, i work with democrats and republicans to cut a trillion dollars wort
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 3:45pm EDT
. and together, we will do that once more. thank you. god bless you, and god bless america. >> hello. i am nit romney, and as you probably know, i am the republican candidate for president. i would like to start off by saying that our thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast to have been affected by hurricane sandy. americans come together in times of crisis. our first impulse is to come to the aid of those in need. this time is no different, and we will help our fellow americans recover from this tragic storm. in just a few short days, americans vote to the polls and cast their ballots. many are thinking about election day, november 6th. but we should also be thinking about november 7th. that is the day we will know if we made the right choice, whether we settled for more disappointment and decline, or whether we set about a new path the will deliver real recovery and real change. when you step into the voting booth, i would ask you to think about the last four years. four years ago, canada obama promised to do so very much, he has fallen so very short. after all of the
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
those who believe that america is founded is the greatest country in the history of the world, we wanted someone who would fight for us. we wanted a fighter like ronald reagan who boldly championed america opposing founding principles who inspired millions of independence and reagan democrats to join us and who fought his leftist opponents on the -- idea that america was a shining city upon a hill. what we got was a week moderate candidate handpicked by the beltway elite and country club establishment wing of the republican party. the presidential loss is unequivocally on them. with a catastrophic loss, the tea party is the last best hope america has to restore her founding principles. while it may take longer to restore with president, back in office we're not going away. it took nearly 100 years to take america to the place where we are today. it will take more than 3 1/2 years to restore our constitution. we're going to keep fighting. we respect the constitution and we now that for america to succeed, we need to continue educating americans on our core principles. on the import
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 1:00am EST
the united states would willingly choose the path to destruction. in 2008, america did not know what she was buying. not so this year. obama's record and the agenda were there for all america to see. surely this time america would not buy it. but somehow, an act of us did and we have to ask ourselves, how this happened -- enough of us did and we have to ask ourselves, how did this happen? define or be defined. he hu succeed until project in the negative perception of his opponent and then set a positive one wins. given obama's atrocious record and given he had nothing to offer for the next four years except for more of the same, it should have been a cakewalk for romney to defy him. when the republicans distinguish themselves from democrat, they win. when they run as democrats like, they lose. democrats always run to the left end of the political spectrum. republicans have always enjoyed the support of conservatives and that number is at least double the number of liberals. hence you support the conservative agenda, you win. obama did not support the conservative agenda, and neither
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
terd view of the day's events. c-span created by america's cable companies in 1979 brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> i actually studied history in college. i went to college and no intention of bage film maker. i actually wanted to be a teacher and i got rejected from teacher america and was sitting around with my college friends and trying to decide what to do and we had this plan to drive across the country for three months interviewing kids from all walks of life trying to figure out what our generation is all about. >> it is really an ex >> what did you learn? >> i learned a lot. i learned that no matter where you are from, no matter what your background is, that, you know, everyone has a burning desire to be better, to do better, to improve their surroundings. i sort of walked away from that trip -- we sort of went into that trip with people and other generations calling us apathetic, spoon-fed and directionless, and i went away feeling inspired that our generation, you know, does want to fix this country, does want to fix this world. i don't
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
chrysler is actually expanding operations operations there. >> you've been able to unite corporate america in this false ad. >> instability should not be in the cards f. obama is re-elected a trillion dollars will be cut from your military budget a move that will result in the smallest ground force since 1940 and the smallest air force in history. mitt romney will protect america's military and their families and reverse the president's devastating defense cuts. americans streppingt is the best al lie peace has ever known t. world needs a strong america. america can't afford four more years of barack obama. >> some of the web videos released to the and of course all of our coverage available on our website. let's go to michigan on our democrat line. what are you expecting tomorrow? >> i'm expecting good things i hope. what i don't understand is why the people don't realize that if the republican house would approve for instance the infrastructure, hiring more cops, a few other bills they said they won't vote on so that obama can't maintain his presidency our unemployment would be around 5
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 7:00am EST
about immigration. we have people right here in the united states of america, u.s. citizens, a long with legal immigrants that are here whether they are latino, asian, or whatever -- other nationalities. they are here -- the java component of it, we do not have enough jobs in the united states of america that paid well enough to have other people coming here from other parts of the world here to work. then we have an educational system here that is not up to par as far as educating the people that are already here. as a republican, we talk about having a small government. if we reduce the size of government, reduce the educational part of our government, how are we able to be competitive in a global economy? host: thank you for the call. guest: i think it is an excellent question. it is interesting that the unemployment for undocumented workers is very low. i do believe that they do jobs that americans do not do any more. in addition to that, while we have 7.8%, 7.9% unemployment nationally, it varies across regions. it varies across jobs. yes, we have 7.8% unemployment. if you talk
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
and america expects that we ought to be going back to work and we have a heavy load ahead of us. we want to make sure that every american has the opportunity to climb that economic and social ladder as high as they want you can go so we have to make sure those ladders of opportunity are in place. we also have to make sure that we are a compassionate nation, that we're willing to reach out to those in our country who have been harmed by devastating natural disasters. we certainly saw this on the east coast and i'd like to spend a good portion of this hour talking about how we as a nation can respond to superstorm sandy and the lessons that we should learn from had disaster. it's not the first that has occurred in america, and it's certainly not going to be the last. in the previous disasters we learned a few lessons but it seems as though we have achieved the necessary wisdom from those occurrences to really put in place the policies that can protect americans. first, our sense of compassion drives americans to reach out in many different ways to assist those on the east coast that w
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 6:30pm EST
to achieve, we met those to standards that have been outlined. it is time for america to deal with the spending problem. we have listened to the american people, and make sure that we cannot get into the spot again. this is the the shot in the 20 years i have been here to build support for a budget -- a balanced budget. this is sorely needed, we have never gotten ourselves into the mess that we are in. this is important for the fiscal future but also for the fact that our economy needs to get going. beginning to take steps to fixing the fiscal problems, the people we expect to reinvest in our economy are doing a great job. >> we had a president asking us for a blank check and he did not get this. and a big increase on job creators. we got the -- we got that. and we have been trying to get discretionary spending caps in loss since i have been here for 13 years. we have been introducing legislation for the last eight years to get caps on spending. we could not get this the last time the republicans were in the majority. we see this as a good step in the right direction. every cent do
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 1:00am EST
founder and executive director of iraq and afghanistan war veterans of america. the first really major organization to address the problems that bring us here. he did not have to go into the army. he did not have to serve in iraq, he did as a first lieutenant. he went to am worse. -- amhers -- amhurst. he served as an army first lieutenant. he was a platoon leader in iraq in 2003 and 2004. from september 7, 2001, he left his job on wall street after 911 happened. he went to serve. he has dedicated himself to the issues that bring us here today. he will tell you firsthand what you need to know and we all need to know about the success they have had so far and the word that is still to be done. paul. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. i want to start by asking you all to please give a round of applause to mr. brokaw, who has been an incredible voice for us before we were able to develop our own. he talked passionately about the greatest generation. he set the groundwork for what now we believe can be the next great generation of veterans who come home and surf. -- serve. gener
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 7:00am EST
ask you about. are you optimistic about america's future? of course, you can contact us via social media. our twitter handled is @cspanwj. another question that was asked in both 2008 and 2012 -- this year, 69% said americans are divided, 29% said united. a few more of those results. this is the percentage of americans who think it is extremely important that president obama accomplished the following. across the board, all americans in gray, democrats in blue, republicans in red. number three, for all americans, second for democrats, and four four republicans. make major cuts in federal spending came in at number 5 for all americans. those are some of the results of the poll that was taken november 9 through 12 this year by gallup. are you optimistic about america's future? a majority of americans are optimistic. we are going to begin with a frome call from paul on orlando. caller: happy thanksgiving. if the petersons are watching, happy thanksgiving to them. peter, the pie chart that you showed a second ago where the majority of americans are optimistic -- that is who we are. we
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Nov 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
rest of america be ready to be the team that they come back to. >> general powell, it is at least on the table in this country at the moment about what we do with returning veterans. we have the when did warrior project. j.p. morgan chase has gotten involved. it was different when you came home from vietnam. in the ensuing years for all that the military did for reinventing itself, it did not pay a lot of attention to the idea of how we make the transition from a military life to a civilian life. >> that is quite true. i am quite pleased to be here. i did not work with general mcchrystal, but i worked with his father. [laughter] i was counting the years the other night. it is scary. it is quite true. we came home from vietnam and the country did not welcome us. the most typical part of that was that the countries that we will not have description anymore. you change this army so it becomes a volunteer army. go and find your soldiers in the labor market. we did that. we created a splendid force of young men and women willing to serve their country of volunteers. they had the same trad
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Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
serious time for our country. we have a very big choice in america. it comes down to what kind of america we want to have. there is this crushing debt and the stifling of the american dream we have seen over the past four years. it is going to affect all of us. there are some people that are undecided right now. the message is that the president has tried but his policies have not worked. they have failed our state and they will fail the country. that is what it is time for real change what am romney and paul ryan. -- real change with mitt romney and paul ryan. that is why i am here. the president in 2008 offered a pretty good vision of hope and change. he won virginia for the first time in 45 years. a lot of people believed in those promises. the results have not measured up. that is what people need to know. to have an eight% unemployment rate for over 43 months, to have it now be higher today than when president obama took office is pretty good evidence that the policies have not worked. we're not better off than we were four years ago. there's no compelling vision the president has la
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am EST
the president to talk about america's fiscal problem. i outlined a framework that deals with reform of our tax code and reforming our spending. i believe the framework i have outlined is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. to show our seriousness, we could revenue on the table. as long as it is accompanied by a significant spending cuts. we are going to continue to have revenue on the table. it will be income meant for our colleagues to show the american people -- incumbent for our colleagues to show the american people that we are serious. i believe we can do this to avert the fiscal cliff in front of us today. >> this is not the first time we have dealt with these issues. we feel we understand what the problem is. we felt good about what we were able to talk about in the. we have the cornerstone of being able to work something out. we are going to have to difficult some of the things we know are a problem. it is like when we arrive at a point when we know something has to be done there is no more, let's do it some other time. we have a plan and w
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
times in the course of the last 30 years where there are rumors of america and the rise and decline have animated the strategic thinking of asia. each time countries have bet on that, the have that wrong and have lost a lot of money. that will happen again. the fundamentals of american economic performances are there. i personally believe there is this bipartisan commitment. i see very clearly in the institutions that will drive the asian-pacific century. our navy, our air force, there is a recognition of were the challenges are. there is a really exciting ideas and a bubbling up of initiatives. you name it. it is taking place across the realm. there is nothing like success to make people want to remain engage. we have spent a lot. we have lost all locked in some of these other places. -- we have lost a lot in some of these other places. even when we have not been fundamentally successful in the violation stage -- valuation i think that will continue in the future. >> i agree with him. adding our challenge is within -- i think our challenge is within our own society. the toxic natur
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Nov 13, 2012 8:00pm EST
everyone in america has surtaxes go up and the reason is because the house wanted everyone's taxes to go up rather than accept that the top 2% of the american people should not have their -- should have their taxes gilbert up. -- go up. he is more interested in hearing about the ideas and concerns the half. i do not have a read out for you. >> during the previous inning the ministry is have ask for a resignation. is the process had the stage here at all? >> i do not have any information about personal decisions. >> that is not a personal precision per se. >> i am not aware of a process in place. >> what was the time line in terms of when the white house learned about the general allan investigation? >> the the first became aware on friday after the department of justice and notified white house counsel that there may be an issue associated with general allan's nomination which is why the department of justice thought it was appropriate to notify the white house. the president was notified monday evening that secretary panetta referred it to the defense department's ig. the white house learn
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
done for me. i do not know where i would be of my parents have not come to america. i doubt whether i would be in a place like this. perhaps i would be like this. wrong with being a bar tender. i believe there are millions of people that want that for their children and grandchildren in america. our job is to make it easier for them to do that. and government can play a role. the governor is an example of what government can do in the state. i pray god will give me an opportunity to be part of that in washington d.c. thank you for the opportunity to speak to you on these topics. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. i am going to say, i am relieved there were no hecklers. the last thing is what we are here to do is to celebrate the governor's birthday. i understand mackenzie is going to sing. is that right? everybody is coming? great. we want to hear them. i'm not going to sing. they are going to sing. ♪ >> happy birthday to you happy birthday to you. happy birthday dear grandpa happy birthday to you ♪ [applause] >> grandpa. [laughter] >> all girls? all girls and one more on
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Nov 25, 2012 7:00am EST
? they need to let the president -- he is the president of the united states of america. he needs to get over saying he is not this and he is not that. host: it is also the congress that has an influence a role in this. should the states trust congress to strike the deal with the president? caller: they need to get their butts out of their tails -- host: let's move onto michael on twitter. rick joins us from pittsburgh, a missouri and the democrats' line. caller: hello. it is vick. good morning. it has been awhile since i talked to c-span. my concern is this. i voted for obama two times. i am a white man, 58 years old. i have been -- this is the bottom line. there is racism still underlying current. they need to get over the problem and accept the fact that the white man has lost and it is now a totally multiracial nation. host: what does that have to do with the fiscal cliff and state's roles? caller: a lot of the people being affected, especially in the -- happen to be multiracial and white. the few at the top -- and i know them at the top -- the wealthy man has plenty to have it. he h
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Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
couple of times. and the fact that latinos don't consider socialism as evil. and in america if you hear comments from right wing radio host and news socialism is considered evil which and in latin america cast ro is very popular. >> host: were you surprised the latino vote hit the highest level in this election? caller: i was expected that. i was motivated to vote even though i'm in a democratic state, i knew obama was going to win here but i was motivated to vote because the way obama was non-niesed with -- from the press, the right wing and calling him names, calling him a socialist and i was very motivated to vote. host: what do the exit polls show motivated latino voters this cycle? guest: it's hard to get to motivation because they don't ask those questions but there are some things clear from the exit polls and reelection polls. one of them which is caller touched on is that for a lot of immigrants in particular, the latino immigrants, some of the rhetoric that republicans use about free markets and individualism doesn't ring right. they have a different cultural tradition. p
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Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
san suu kyi's need of burma. god bless the nation of burma and bless the united states of america. amen. >> please be seated. >> ladies and gentlemen, the honorable joseph crowley, representative of the seventh district of new york. >> thank you speaker and reverend conroy. thank you to all of my colleagues here today as well as the distinguished senators here with us. mrs. bush and madam secretary, our thanks and appreciation to both of you for not only taking the time to be here today, but for your many contributions to this effort and for your commitment to advancing the cause of freedom and democracy in burma. i would be remiss if i did not also mentioned someone who is not with us here today and that is congressman tom lantos. he and his staff worked so hard on burma for so many years. i wish you were here today to share this moment in history with us. today is an amazing day. today is an incredible day. who would have thought that when this bill was introduced in the house in 2008, when aung san suu kyi was still under house arrest, that in a few short years she would be sta
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Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
independent insurance agents and brokers america. he has been our guest. thank you. guest: thank you. host: it's 8:30 a.m. eastern on the east coast. as we have done all week and will do to election day, we will begin to look at the battleground state of virginia today with the university of virginia center for politics director. he will join us from charlottesville. after that, if a member of the virginia house of delegates and a mitt romney co-chair for virginia. and the virginia democratic party chairman brian moran will join us from loudoun county, ground zero for the state of virginia in this presidential election. first, this update from c-span radio. >> its 8:33 a.m. eastern. an update on new york city following sandy. some of the subways are rolling again. and a train pulled out of penn station three days after the tunnels were flooded. the chairman says 14 of the city's 23 subway lines will be operating today. none of the trains will be going into lower manhattan. it is still dealing with a massive black out. the subways usually carry 5.2 million passengers a day. experts an
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Nov 16, 2012 8:00pm EST
had a meeting with the president to talk about america posted fiscal problems. i outlined a framework that deals with reforming our tax code and reforming our spending. i believe the framework that i have outlined in our meeting today is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. to show our seriousness, we have put revenue on the table as long as it is accompanied by significant spending cuts. we are going to continue to have that on the table to show the american people that we are serious about cutting spending and solving our fiscal dilemma. i believe that we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff. >> this is not the first time we have dealt with these issues. we feel we understand what the problem is. i feel very good about what we were able to talk about in there. we have the cornerstones to work something out. we both will have to give up some of the things that we know are a problem. it is like when you arrive at a point where we all know something has to be done. there is no more let us do it some other time. we will do it now. we feel ve
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
americans want is for us to look at america as a marriage. the democrats and the republicans are the spouses and the country is the family. what you learn in a marriage is you have to listen to the other spouse. you have to understand what the other spouse's the point is even if you disagree with that. if you care more about the family and yourself, then you have to make accommodations to authentically response to the other person's deepest desires and aspirations, even if it would be discomforting to you. we will have a rebuttal -- we will have a real bipartisanship when we can have red and blue come together and debate about the shades of purple understanding they will not get everything they want. until that happens, we will only be talking about false unity. civility will continue to decrease and political war we will continue to have. [applause] >> i would like to thank my wonderful palace and colleagues here. thank you for coming. we will see you in two years. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> pre
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Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
corporate rate is too high in america, said to be competitive we have to get at that. this is going to be a really difficult exercise, and if you are combining it with cutting entitlements and defense and other domestic programs to get budget passed, even over a 10- year period, i just think it is a bridge too far, but maybe i am wrong, and i hope i am wrong, and it could be, if they really get ambitious and they have got people really intellectually into this the, it could be an important part of a grand bargain. >> i think one of the most important things is what is the attitude of people in washington, and the business community and elsewhere about where this economy is. some people have argued we are just in the cycle and it will come all back. there are a lot of us you think we're in a different place in our history, in this economy, and we have to take much more seriously the allocation of our resources and the impact of that tax code on investment and consumption in this country if we are going to have a piper the economy. that argument -- a vibrant economy. that would lead y
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am EST
. they then paid off the tax bill and raise the taxes on everybody in america. following that, the new york stock exchange went belly up and the taxes were increased to cover that, too. now we have another flip-flop going on about going over the fiscal cliff. we need to go back and figure out where it started, which was in texas with that silverado bank that started the rko. from let's go to dave pennsylvania on the democratic line. thanks for calling. caller: yes. i have a lot of confidence in the economy. i am in southwest pennsylvania, south of pittsburg. in the last three and a half years we have had 3000 national gas wells drilled. the gas is here right now. a multibillion-dollar ethylene plant has been billed by shell. u.s. steel has a $3 billion expansion coming in. i propose, for 40 years they have blackmailed us. any oil that is exported out of the country should be taxed. it will not be any detriment to our country. if the other people don't want to pay it, we will keep it for ourselves. host: we will be talking about shale gas in the later segment. are you concerned cong
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Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
, everybody. on tuesday, america went to the polls. and the message you sent was clear: you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. that's why i've invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week, so we can start to build consensus around challenges we can only solve together. i also intend to bring in business, labor and civic leaders from outside washington to get their ideas and input as well. at a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that's the focus of the plan i talked about during the campaign. it's a plan to reward businesses that create jobs here in america, and give people access to the education and training that those businesses are looking for. it's a plan to rebuild our infrastructure and keep us on the cutting edge of innovation and clean energy. and it's a plan to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. this is even more important because at the end of this year, we face a series of deadlines that require us to make majo
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Nov 9, 2012 1:00am EST
going to represent the united states of america as the united states of america is, and not based on some 50-year-old model. >> operator, last question, please. >> in 2008, after the election, you famously left open offices across the country to keep your round game intact. what happens to that infrastructure now, and the think the ground game in the infrastructure you have for this campaign can be translated to whoever runs in 2016? >> thank you for the question. as we talked about earlier, we will go for a process with our supporters and have a conversation with them about what they want to do next. we have always listened to the ground game, listen to our supporters. part of the lesson of 2012 for us is let people run the kind of campaign they believe in. that is why the president's message resonate so well out there. we will have a process for our folks where we discuss the future. we will spend some time learning the lessons from the other night before we start thinking about 2014 or 2016. >> first of all, we are going to take our cues from our supporters, things got done becaus
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Nov 27, 2012 7:00am EST
? caller: there has been a lot of greed here in america. there has been away too much to double spending, preparing for obamacare to be pushed. also, i think there is too much spending is going in to government aid. it is too much. i cannot see why people would rather quit their jobs and be taken care of by the government. host: the opposite to that issue is a national security issue which must be addressed. but what affected the cliff on the economy? as we to do, one of the chief economists or out during the press briefing with a new report warning that consumer spending would fall by $200 billion in 2013 if we go off the so-called fiscal cliff. chris in rockville, maryland. on our line for independents. should we go off the cliff? caller: no. i believe we should come up with a comprehensive balanced budget plan. and the reason i am not calling it, i believe some people are misinformed about the reason for this deficit. i believe that both democrats and republicans are responsible for this large deficit that we have it. they did have a two different philosophies on how to increase. demo
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Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
america needs to be in this new century where we've got rising competition in china and germany and india and if we're going to have an american century we cannot come in second place to those countries in technology of the future. and i think that played an important role. there was a sense that the obama vision was one that they thought better suited this moment in our country's history. and there is no question on social issues whether it's women's healthcare or immigration. there was asset of issues that for younger voters was important to think about the kind of country and kind of president they wanted representing them. so on all those questions people wrestled carefully. i think that's why ultimately enough people in enough battleground states chose the president to continue this journey we're on. quickly in terms of demoggrafi. we don't know this for sure but we could be seeing different elections in on years and off years. the election in 2014 is going to be different than presidential lecktorts. and the comments i made were predicated on what we thought would happen in a
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